Have you ever given a thought to which hard rock bands are cloned most often by new bands? I'm not talking about the general sound of a genre, but the sound of a specific band. My best guess would probably be AC/DC. Well, here's France's Iron Bastards and they want to sound like Motorhead. Not convinced. Look carefully at the band member on the left and his t-shirt.
Yeah. Iron Bastards sounds like Motorhead, only faster and with a bit more punk flair. Boogie Woogie Violence is their first full-length album, but it's not all original material. It contains every song from their last two EPs with the edition of six new songs and three live recordings.
Everything about the album is fast, speed metal fast. Lots of thumping bass with drums giving the horsepower behind it. A single guitarist ripping off bullet train riffs and lightning fast guitar solos. Actually, this is one of Iron Bastards' strong points. Vocalist David Bour sounds much like Lemmy, just younger, less grizzly. Probably hasn't gotten his liquor habit up to a bottle of Jack every four hours. Unfortunately, the larger weakness is that when the parts are put together, the whole is rather redundant and repetitive All the songs sound the same, run together. Alternatively, there's much to be said for consistency and predictability. In other words, three songs in and you know where the entire album is going. If you like what you hear, then the whole album will probably be awesome for you. Enough said.
Iron Bastards sounds like Motorhead, only faster and with a bit more punk flair. Three songs in and you know where the entire album is going. If you like what you hear, then the whole album will probably be awesome for you.
Though I've reviewed bands from France, it's not the first country I think of for heavy metal. But they do exist with bands such as Fairyland, Adagio, and Nightmare to name a few. (Curiously when doing a Google search for "French heavy ... [ Read More ]